Game for Families with Children and Schoolchildren – “Ancient Egypt: Tomb Explorer”

Description:

The game is meant to help the youngest visitors to the museum learn about Ancient Egyptian culture in a fun and interactive way. Participants in the game will be acquainted with exhibits from the Ancient Egypt collection of the Latvian National Museum of Art. The game features items associated with the Ancient Egyptian burial customs and the cult of afterlife. The players have to study items they find in the tomb and see how much they know about them in order to become real tomb explorers. The game will organised in the Reading Room of the Art Museum Riga Bourse while the exhibition “The Amber of Tutankhamun” is on show.

Thematic division: Amber Vein

Begins : 14.11.2014 22:00

Ends: 24.01.2015 22:00

Venue:

  • Art Museum „Rīgas Birža”

Form of event:

  • Exhibition

Category of event:

  • Visual arts
  • Education
  • History
  • Multimedia

Audience of event:

  • Children
  • Youth

Project description:

Exhibition “The Amber of Tutankhamun” will be presented as interplay between the latest technology and ancient artefacts. The exhibition will showcase artefacts from the Ancient Egyptian cult of the afterlife that have travelled to Riga from the National Museums of the Baltic countries and the National Museum in Warsaw. The exhibition will also present archaeological amber, emphasising the ancient trade routes to transport amber from the Baltics to other regions where they became historic cultural artefacts.

The exhibition is being organised in co-operation with the Čiurlionis National Museum of Art in Kaunas (Lithuania), Estonian History Museum, several museums in Italy, National Museum in Warsaw, British Museum, National History Museum of Latvia and University of Latvia, and in collaboration with leading researchers from the Ancient Egypt Department of the Louvre.

Web address: http://riga2014.org/tutanhamonadzintars

Rīga2014

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